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The management of paediatric diaphyseal femoral fractures: a modern approach

Al-achraf Khoriati, Carl Jones, Yael Gelfer, Alex Trompeter

Keywords : Paediatric, Femur, Fracture, Management, Review, Trauma, Evidence

Citation Information : Khoriati A, Jones C, Gelfer Y, Trompeter A. The management of paediatric diaphyseal femoral fractures: a modern approach. 2016; 11 (2):87-97.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-016-0258-2

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The definitive treatment of paediatric femoral diaphyseal fractures remains controversial. Modalities of treatment vary mostly according to age, with fracture pattern and site having a lesser impact. Current evidence is reflective of this variation with most evidence cited by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons being level 4 or 5. The authors present a review of the most up-to-date evidence relating to the treatment of these fractures in each age group. In an attempt to clarify the current trends, we have produced an algorithm for decision-making based on the experience from our own tertiary referral level 1 major trauma centre.


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